The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the

SILVER STAR MEDAL (Posthumously) to


United States Marine Corps

For service as set forth in the following


    "The President of the United States of America takes pride  in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal  Jesse W. Amey, United States Marine  Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a  member of Company I, Third Battalion, Third Marines,  THIRD Marine Division, during action against enemy  Japanese forces in the Asan-Adelup Area, Guam,  Marianas Islands, 21 July 1944. On the morning of 21  July 1944, Corporal Amey accompanied the leading  elements of his platoon in an assault against well- fortified enemy positions. When one of his comrades had  been killed, and two others wounded and evacuated,  Corporal Amey, with two other men, remained in  position in an effort to hold the ground already gained  until support could arrive. Under furious rifle and  grenade fire, Corporal Amey continued to hold his  position alone, although his two comrades had been  seriously wounded. Although knowing his position to be  untenable, he refused to withdraw until the wounded had  been evacuated under the cover of his rifle fire. Before  support could arrive, Corporal Amey was killed by  enemy rifle fire. His supreme courage and indomitable  spirit made it possible for his platoon to hold its position  until support could arrive. His exceptional fortitude and  conspicuous devotion to duty in the face of grave peril  were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United  States Naval Service."